Past Auction

Asian Works of Art

Mon, Sep 10, 2018 at 10am EDT |
New York
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Qing Dynasty enameled porcelain vase achieves $420,500!


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  • Auction of Asian Works of Art on September 10, 2018
  • Showcasing the Arts of China, Japan, Korea and Southeast Asia
  • Qing Dynasty Enameled Porcelain Vase Achieves $420,500 as Sale Total Tops $1.2 Million!

NEW YORK, NY -- Doyle's Asian Works of Art auction on September 10, 2018 presented the arts of China, Japan, Korea and Southeast Asia dating from the Neolithic Period through the 20th century. Showcased were porcelains, pottery, jade, scholar’s objects, bronzes, screens, furniture and paintings from prominent collections and estates.

With international competitive bidding in the saleroom, on the telephones and via the Internet, the auction totaled a successful $1,261,093, surpassing its estimate of $532,250-810,150, with 76% sold by lot and and an exceptional 90% sold by value.

Chinese Porcelain

Highlighting the auction was a Chinese enameled porcelain vase that achieved a stunning $420,500. Consigned by the Rhinelander Stewart Family, the Qing Dynasty vase was decorated with a continual scene of foreigners, servants, elephants, immortals and scholars on a mountainous path, the base with the Qianlong seal mark. The vase was an unusually large example at 19 3/4 inches in height, despite having sustained a loss at the neck.

From the same collection was an extraordinary Chinese 19th century blue and white glazed porcelain vase decorated nine slithering snakes. This rare and novel decorative theme drew strong interest that sent the bidding to $68,750.

A pair of 19th century Chinese Famille Rose glazed porcelain lanterns from the Estate of Lili Israel realized a remarkable $106,250. Pairs of lanterns of such delicate construction, and in such superior condition as these, are exceedingly rare.

Chinese Furniture

The selection of Chinese furniture featured a yokeback armchair of made of precious hanghuali wood that realized $34,375. Consigned by the Estate of Leo Hershkowitz, the chair was an excellent example of rare hanghuali furniture that the market prizes so highly.

Chinese Snuff Bottles

Works of art in miniature, Chinese snuff bottles are collected for their intricate beauty and variation of design and color. The sale offered numerous examples from the Estate of Mary Ann Bresee, a prominent snuff bottle collector and a member of distinguished collecting societies. Among the quality examples from her collection were a late Qing Dynasty white jade snuff bottle that achieved a strong $8,125 and an 18th/19th century shadow agate snuff bottle that sold for $7,500.

Japanese Satsuma

Japanese Satsuma porcelain from the Meiji Period, once an Imperial ware, is now prized by collectors. The auction offered an extensive assortment of Satsuma porcelain from a Private Baltimore, Maryland Collector. Highlighting this remarkable collection was a charming Meiji Period Satsuma figure of a Japanese Chin with its paw resting playfully on a ball, possibly by Chin Jukan. Figures of pets are rare in Satsuma ware, thus the piece fetched a strong price of $15,000.

All prices include the Buyers' Premium.


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  • Estate of Leo Hershkowitz
  • Estate of Lili Israel
  • Estate of Mary Ann Bresee
  • Estate of Norman Israel
  • Estate of Stephen Stempler
  • Estate of Vincent Squilla
  • Property from a Private New Jersey Collector
  • Property from the Rhinelander Stewart Family
  • Property of a Connecticut Collector
  • Property of a Private Baltimore Maryland Collector
  • The James P. and Joan M. Warburg Collection

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